Can the Cowboys fire Williams now?

roy williams receiverLook, I’m a little resentful of these high paid sports figures. I went to school for what seemed to be 100 years in order to become a trauma surgeon. I’m well-paid. But when I compare myself to Alex Rodriguez my paycheck looks somewhat measly. I do find some comfort in stating that at least Alex Rodriguez is producing. Roy Williams, number one receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, is a completely different story. What a disaster.

From ESPN:

No. 2 is Miles Austin, who has produced like a Pro Bowler since moving into the starting lineup. Austin has set an NFL record with 482 yards in his first three starts, scoring on five of his 21 receptions during that span.

Compare that to Williams’ statistics in 16 games since arriving from Detroit in a blockbuster deal: 33 catches, 447 yards and three touchdowns.

Considering those numbers, how could Williams possibly still see himself as the Cowboys’ No. 1 receiver?

“He gets the ball thrown correctly his way,” Williams said of Austin. “I’m stretching and falling and doing everything. Everybody [else] who’s been here’s balls are there. Our footballs [from Romo to Williams] are everywhere right now.”

Williams has caught only 14 of 37 passes thrown his way this season. Only four receivers in the league who have been targeted at least 25 times have caught a lower percentage of passes aimed at them.

The guy runs mediocre routes. He has little or no separation speed.

BTW, the Yankees are slowly bleeding the Phillies to death. Death by 1000 cuts. A run here, two runs there. In the bottom of the fifth, the score is 5-1.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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